Discussion in 'Estes Express Lines' started by Lagging, Dec 18, 2017.
What’s the difference
Combo drivers, I believe, are expected to do city or line runs as needed.
Hub drivers usually have to work the dock.
Someone else will undoubtedly correct me if I'm wrong.
Hub drivers generally work the dock. Hub time doesn't count for anything except hub.
Combo works what is needed. You might run linehaul, city, hub, dock, jockey. Combo time is portable and can be used if you later decide to change categories.
There are merits to both. It depends on the terminal and your needs as to which is better.
Where do new hires go for orientation and how long is it?
Orientation is at your domiciled terminal. Lasts a couple hours or so.
When I started orientation was for about 4 hours and I had 2 days of road training. Paperwork is easy, just hard when going to the terminals because each terminal is setup differently and some have inspection check in lanes
THanks Drummer I know I can always count on you for info! Much appreciated.
Do you guys have navigation or directions into terminals?
They’ll give you a book with directions to each terminal. It really helps out because a gps sometimes doesn’t bring you the best way into the terminal.
Bookmark this in your phone. It gets updated as soon as a new terminal is added or if one changes locations.
Does anyone hang out as Combo? In my previous (union) career, I would bid swing driver for variety & first pick at top runs. Just curious if there's a downside I guess. Thanks